VP-BC73 68 x 122.5 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket



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Item: 271445

VP-BC73 68 x 122.5 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket


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    The VP-BC73 68 x 122.5 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket will fit bikes with a 68mm bottom bracket shell and a 122.5mm wide bottom bracket. With a sealed cartridge to stop dirt or water getting in, this make maintenance a lot easier.


    • Anodized Aluminium Barrel
    • Sealed Cartridge
    • Phosphate coated cold-forged steel cups for strength
    • Weight: 280g
  • Material: Aluminium
    Type: Bottom Brackets
    Weight: 280g
  • VP-BC73 68 x 122.5 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to be a good replacement MTB bottom bracket VP-BC73 Bottom Bracket - looks and feels like a good part. Smooth running axel on at least one enclosed ( metal shield ) ball bearing race. Distance and time will tell if up for the challenge. It replaced a VP-BC55 in an old kids Carrera blast mountain bike. No problems fitting if you have access to the special fitting tools.
    Date published: 2018-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for money I do 10 mile a day to work and back and so far I can see no difference between this and my more expensive shimano one for the price of £10 this is excellent value
    Date published: 2017-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from bottom bracket good product good price easy fit and fast pickup with click & collect
    Date published: 2017-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value product The bottom bracket was easy to fit and is of good quality Would recommend as alternative to caged bearings
    Date published: 2017-08-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from no good not good. just replaced it started to make noises had to buy a better one
    Date published: 2017-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bottom bracket change Good bottom bracket, cheap, not expecting too much bit easy to fit to replace a worn out unit on an mx24 ridgeback.....under £10 :-D
    Date published: 2017-05-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother, these are junk! Lasted less than two months riding about 6 miles a day. I replaced the BB along with a new crankset. It was all Halfords had in store - no alternatives available. Until I get a quality replacement I've refitted the old Shimano one which is at least 10 years old and still fine.
    Date published: 2017-04-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Avoid if possible I have used a few of these now as I can never get a Shimano BB. The bearings pull away from the main body creating a knocking sensation when peddling, never last long (time or distance) my last one before this purchase lasted less that 2 months (<150 miles). I will add the disclaimer that I'm a heavier rider (16-17st/90-100kg) and I commute to and from work almost daily so it gets regular lengthy use - so if you're a light/young rider and only ride at weekends etc then they should be fine but if you ride alot or are heavier like me then look for a better quality bottom bracket
    Date published: 2017-04-18
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VP Gears, Drivetrain & Cables

VP-BC73 68 x 122.5 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket

£9.99 The VP-BC73 68 x 122.5 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket is a solid replacement BB.